Woman thrown to ground in downtown robbery
POSTED: Friday, July 5, 2013 - 11:05am
UPDATED: Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 1:48pm
EL PASO, TX (KTSM) — Police said a 19-year old woman was knocked to the ground and robbed by two men near downtown, and the suspects remain on the loose.
Investigators requested the public's help in finding these criminals through Crime Stoppers.
Shortly before 9 p.m. on the night of Monday, May 27, a 19-year old woman was walking north on the 700 block of Stanton. As she continued to walk and crossed the intersection of Yandell, two men that had been walking west on Yandell approached her. The first suspect ran up to the 19-year old victim and began to pull the victim’s purse off of her right shoulder. The victim quickly held on to her purse under her left arm. As the victim was struggling with the first suspect, the second suspect approached her from behind and began to also pull on the purse knocking the victim to the ground. Once she was on the ground the second suspect managed to grab the purse from hand.
The suspects fled the scene and were last seen running eastbound on Montana. The woman received minor injuries as a result of the robbery. The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years of age, about 5’9” in height, thin build and was wearing a white muscle shirt and black pants. The second suspect is also as described Hispanic, 20 to 30 years of age but is shorter with an approximate height of 5’4” and a medium to heavy build. He was wearing a black t-t-shirt and black pants. The intersection of Yandell and Stanton is a highly travelled area and investigators are certain that someone has information that can solve this case. Anyone with any information on the identity of these men is asked to call Crime Stoppers of El Paso immediately at 566-8477(TIPS), on-line at www.crimestoppersofelpaso.org or you can send a text message by entering the key word “CRIME1” (no space and include the quotation marks) plus your tip information, and text it to CRIMES (274637).